Radboud Master’s Scholarship Program for Non-EU/EEA Students in Netherlands

Radboud University

Radboud strives to be a place where diverse and talented leaders grow. It is home to a number of research institutes, and all of their English-taught Masters programs are research-based.

Eligible Countries:

All non-EU/non-EEA countries, Vietnam

Acceptable Courses or Subjects:

The scholarship will be awarded in the following faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Nijmegen School of Management,


Applicants have been fully admitted to an English-taught master’s degree program beginning September 1, 2023, as indicated in the formal letter of admission.

can comply with the conditions to obtain a visa for the Netherlands.

Enrolled as a full-time student for the academic year and master’s degree program at Radboud University for which the scholarship will be awarded.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2023

Radboud University was founded on 17 October 1923 with a strong tradition of high-quality education. It offers more than 50 bachelor’s programs and 200 master’s specializations in the Netherlands.

University or organization: Radboud University

Department: Various

Course Level: Master’s Programme

Award: Partial grant

Mode of Access: Online

Number of Awards: 26

Nationality: International

The award can be redeemed in the Netherlands.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2023

Admission Requirements:
If applicants wish to apply for a Master’s programme, they must ensure that they submit their enrollment application via StudyLink before the application deadline.

Language Requirement:
In order to meet the admission requirements for master’s programs taught in English, sufficient proficiency in English is required.

Radboud Scholarship Programme

The Redbaud Scholarship Program is a very selective scholarship program. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results who can be awarded a scholarship for a Radboud University master’s degree program taught in English.

Each year, a number of partial scholarships are awarded within the Radboud Scholarship Program for the duration of one of the master’s degree programs taught in English (except Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programs and Joint-degree Master’s Programs).

For 2023/2024, a maximum of 26 Radboud Scholarships are available: Faculty of Arts (1) Faculty of Law (9) Faculty of Medical Sciences (1) Nijmegen School of Management (2) Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies ( 1), Faculty of Science (10), Faculty of Social Sciences (2).

Type Grant Eligible countries or regions All non-EU/non-EEA countries, Vietnam Duration of grant Duration of Master’s programe Coverage of grant Partial grant Involved faculty
  • Faculty of Arts,
  • Faculty of Law,
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences,
  • Nijmegen School of Management,
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies,
  • Faculty of Social Sciences,
  • Faculty of Science


You will only be eligible to apply for a Radboud scholarship if you:

  • Hold a non-EU/non-EEA passport
  • Not eligible for lower EU/EEA tuition fees for other reasons.
  • have obtained (will obtain) a bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands, have not obtained a degree in the Netherlands and have not received any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programs are excluded, provided they were obtained outside the Netherlands (part of a bachelor’s degree)
  • Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master’s program of your choice.
  • Be fully admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree program starting September 1, 2023 as indicated in the official letter of admission
  • Are able to comply with the conditions to obtain a visa for the Netherlands.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student for the academic year and master’s degree program at Radboud University for which the scholarship will be awarded.
  • Grant amount
  • A Radboud scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to €2.314, for example: in 2022/2023 the grant holder will pay a tuition fee of only €2.314 instead of €16,000. The scholarship also covers the costs of a visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance for your stay in the Netherlands.

How to Apply

  • You can apply during your application for admission to the Master’s program in the OSIRIS application system by stating that you wish to apply for a Radboud scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae. If you have already uploaded these documents for your Master’s program application, you can re-upload the same documents for your scholarship application.
  • Selection for a scholarship and admission to a master’s program are two separate processes: admission to a master’s program does not mean selection for a scholarship.

Additional information

  • If you are selected as a scholarship recipient and are admitted to a two-year master’s program: To be eligible for the grant again for the second year, you need to pass all courses in the first year. Is.
  • The Radboud Scholarship cannot be combined with the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship, the Fulbright-Radboud Scholarship or the Orange Tulip Scholarship. If eligible, you may apply for more than one scholarship, but only one scholarship will be awarded. However, please note that you cannot apply for both the Radboud Scholarship Program and the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship, you can only apply for one of them.
    You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS application system by 28 February 2023 23:59 CEST.

Academic excellence

  • Outstanding study results in your current field of study, for example through grades, test scores, and publications.
  • Relevance of your previous degree to the Master’s program.
  • The ranking of the university where you obtained your previous degrees.
  • The quality and relevance of your motivation letter for the Master’s program.
  • Show promise based on previous achievements, performances and work in relevant field of study.
  • Life experience and/or extracurricular activities such as internships or volunteering.
  • Criteria for recommendations in two letters of reference, preferably two academic references, please see these reference guidelines.
    All students applying for a Radboud scholarship will be considered individually by the selection committee of the faculty to which they applied. This selection is based on the criteria mentioned above. Faculties may base their selection on other criteria as well. Some study programs have interviews for example.

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